Procedimentos e modelos para previsão de vendas e determinação de quotas na indústria calçadista: proposta e estudo de caso
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Frequent changes in consumer behavior and the characteristics of complexity and competition involving the market demands constant innovation in products, technologies, management strategies and management systems, including the systems that make the integration between the company and its customers or suppliers, as well as systems that integrate or coordinate business processes. In this scenario, understanding and managing of the vendors and/or sales representatives of the company turn out to be an essential factor for the company to remain competitive in the market. In this light, the process of determining and allocating sales quotas appears as integral and important part of the sales management process, which allows, among other things, the evaluation of vendor performance toward the goals set by the company. The purpose of this thesis was to establish a set of procedures to forecast appropriately, sales in the footwear industry and from then on, build a model to determine sales quotas which meets the specific of a sector and integrate two important functions of the company: Sales and Production. Semi-structured interviews with sales professionals, as well as production planning and control were made to subsidize the development of the proposal. The evaluation of the proposal was made by means of a case study in a footwear company in the city of Franca (SP). It was concluded that demand management in the footwear industry, is connected to the quotas they should limit (directly or indirectly) to sales due to the production capacity available and the considered models, in this study, meet the criteria to the studied situation.